Whether enjoying sundowners while watching the mesmerizing waves of the Indian Ocean in the distance at the Lighthouse Bar, casual dining with friend at the Ocean Terraces, fine dining with that special someone at the Grill Room, or sinking into a comfortable armchair and swapping stories over a cold beer with a mate in the Chukka Bar, culinary experience of the Oyster Box Hotel is one which truly celebrates the palate.
A bouquet of entertainment choices offering an array of cross-cultural cuisine. Carefully crafted by Executive Chef, Kevin Joseph to meet the wishes and whims of guests from across the nation and world, the Oyster Box is proud to offer tasteful, ethnically inspired menus perfect for guests seeking anything from special fine dining occasions to simple, relaxed meals or just a small bite. Perfection for the palate. It happens at the Oyster Box.
Beatrice Tollman, President and founder of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, has published a cookbook that is her memoir of “A Life in Food”. This book is a celebration of recipes that have either been passed down in the family or discovered while travelling, and all have been perfected from her own personal experience and expertise in the kitchen.
In reading this book one immediately realises that the inspiration behind such endearing hospitality is driven by Beatrice Tollman herself. Many of the signature dishes which guests come back for time and again are those which she has collected, refined and perfected, and that she personally teaches to each chef in every property. Each dish is presented with a fascinating story of how the recipe came into being.
Perhaps the most surprising thing about them, especially for the enthusiastic amateur cook, is the fact that they are relatively quick, simple to prepare with ingredients that are easily sourced.
Her book, her recipes, and her hotels, are inspired by the same thing - a deep, genuine and heartfelt desire to please and satisfy, and ensure whatever she does, she does it with all her heart.
“A Life in Food” is available at all Red Carnation Hotels and by mail order, priced £25.00, and all the proceeds will go to Bea Tollman's favourite charities - Starlight Children’s Foundation and The Tick Tock Club (Great Ormond Street) in the UK.